[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#262395: acknowledged by developer (Re: *** ERROR: can't make xmltex fmt files, installation doesn't work)

Sebastien Bacher Sebastien Bacher <seb128@debian.org>, 262395@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 04 Aug 2004 21:54:16 +0200

reopen 262395
severity 262395 important

Le mercredi 04 ao=FBt 2004 =E0 11:03 -0700, Debian Bug Tracking System a
=E9crit :

> Yes, it should fail. The postinst of tetex-bin even warns you about
> this.
>  Note that this is a known issue with the Debian teTeX packages; the
>  configuration dialogs displayed at package installation time say:

I strongly disagree, a package installation should never fail on
purpose. Catch the error, ignore it, at least display a message to say
what's needed but don't keep a broken postinst on purpose.=20

Do you really think than an user will remember his previous tetex-bin
installation notes ? Most of users don't even read the installation
logs ..
And you can't be confident on the fact that people will go to read the
README.Debian when the installation fail.

I'm reopening the bug with the severity set to important since it
doesn't fail for everybody.


Sebastien bacher